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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:34 AM

Obama Reboot

Obama Reboot

By CHARLES M. BLOW

President Obama’s Inaugural Address was an unapologetic, unequivocal progressive manifesto of domestic policies.

I needed that.

The president wasted no time on hollow talk about fixing a broken Washington or taking on the toxic tone in our politics.

He seemed to have come to — and grown more comfortable with and accepting of — the conclusion that many have always understood: that his very presence, his existence, his achievement is what far too many others find objectionable.

He is the embodiment of their discomfort. He is the manifestation of their fear. He represents a current and future America — more socially liberal, more ethnically diverse, more the offspring of unconventional families — than they can accept.

He is generally effective, not troubled by scandal, pragmatic and patient. He’s not perfect, but he is exceptional.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/24/opinion/blow-obama-reboot.html


He has Boehner worried: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022247247




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ProSense Jan 2013 #1
northoftheborder Jan 2013 #2
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #3
Cha Jan 2013 #4
Egalitarian Thug Jan 2013 #5
madokie Jan 2013 #6
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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:07 AM

1. Kick! n/t

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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:16 AM

2. K&R

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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:51 PM

3. K & R

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:47 PM

4. Says it well..

He is generally effective, not troubled by scandal, pragmatic and patient. He’s not perfect, but he is exceptional.

Needless to say but I'm going to anyway.. No one is perfect.

Thanks Pro Sense

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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:50 PM

5. I'll believe it when I see it.

 

So far I've seen timidity. I've seen a lack of will to take on the challenges that significant change requires and I've heard an unwillingness to even state, in clear, unequivocal terms, what those changes entail.

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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:51 PM

6. As close to perfect as we'll ever get

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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:36 PM

7. Great read, K&R ...




And yet the president focused on America, the meaning of America, the promises and truisms of America, the aspirations of and challenges facing America. And he did so through a progressive lens, tying liberalism to America’s historical idealism. He offered a liberal anchoring, that it is not a disavowing of American values but an affirmation of them.

In the president’s words:

“We have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.”

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